Apple raises battery replacement service fees for out-of-warranty devices • TechCrunch
Apple is increasing service fees for battery replacement on out-of-warranty iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks starting in March 2023. The price hike ranges from $20 to $50 for different types of devices.
The change was spotted by users on Reddit, who pointed out that Apple had silently mentioned the change on the repair pages for those devices.
“The current out-of-warranty battery service fee will apply until the end of February 2023. Effective March 1, 2023, the out-of-warranty battery service fee will be increased by $20 for all iPhone models prior to iPhone 14,” said the company mention on the iPhone battery replacement and repair page.
Here’s a quick breakdown of how much extra you’ll have to pay for battery replacement on a device that’s out of warranty as of March:
- iPhone 13 and earlier: $20 (total price: $89)
- iPad Pro 12.9″ (5th generation and earlier), iPad Pro 11″ (3rd generation and earlier), iPad Pro 10.5″, iPad Pro 9.7″, iPad mini (6th generation and earlier) and iPad Air ( 5th generation and earlier): $20 (total price: $99 to $119)
- All MacBook Air models: $30 (total price: $159)
- All MacBook Pro models: $50 (total price: $249)
For reference, the iPhone 14 battery replacement price is $99, which is higher than older models.
This change is global and local price increases may vary. For example, the UK will charge 20 GBP for an iPhone battery change, while France will charge 24 EUR.
The increased service fee will not affect AppleCare or AppleCare+ subscribers or people who rely on third-party repair services.
Notably, Apple opened its self-service program for US-based iPhone users last April, which allows people to get and replace parts without any outside help.
While the increased service charge price for battery replacement is not ideal, it will still breathe new life into your device so that you don’t have to spend money on a new gadget.